Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

07 Oct 2002, 2:02 a.m.

A terrific day, despite early-morning cold symptoms. I got…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

A terrific day, despite early-morning cold symptoms. I got a new place to live come November, remet Sabrina and hung out with her and Adam, saw Seth and Michelle and Zed, got to the two-thirds mark in Neil Gaiman's American Gods, and got fantastic compliments from a customer with whom I conversed during a giftwrap.

My supervisor, a sci-fi buff, tells me that the latest Locus mentions a bank robbery earlier this year that follows the gimmick of one described in American Gods. I personally think that any competent social engineer, incl. me, could have come up with that, and as such it's more probable that thieves independently generated the plan than that they read American Gods. But maybe.

Hey Andy, isn't the song "Can't Help Falling in Love With You"? I remember that some band, UB40, did a version a few years back. Of course, this might be some hilarious mistranslation.